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Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Wants to Fit Unmanned Underwater Vehicles with Its Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Sep 21, 2022

Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen said Wednesday it was actively exploring new markets for its air-independent non-flow-through hydrogen fuel cells in the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) market.'Infinity has been developing technology for this market with funding from the U…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

Equinor Awards Modus 'World's First' Resident Subsea Drone Contract

Sep 20, 2022

Modus, a company specializing in hovering autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has won a contract with Equinor for the provision of underwater intervention drone missions at their Johan Sverdrup field.The contract, which will run from 2023 to mid-2024…

USVs Eye Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 16, 2022

Use of USVs in offshore wind has started to become a norm; in pre-survey and post-construction, with O&M on its way. How much more could be done?The use of USVs in the offshore industry has come a long way since they first started making an appearance in the 2010s…

Tanjung Offshore Services Wins Two-Year Subsea Inspection Contract with Petronas Carigali

Sep 13, 2022

Malaysian energy industry solutions provider T7 Global said recently that its subsidiary Tanjung Offshore Services had received a two-year contract from Petronas Carigali for subsea inspection services.The contract, effective until August 2024…

Hydromea, ACE Ink Deal on EXRAY Wireless ROV

Sep 13, 2022

Hydromea and Air Control Entech (ACE) entered into a service partnership agreement to commercialize EXRAY, a wireless ROV (remotely-operated underwater vehicle), for inspections at offshore floating platforms.ACE will actively promote and use…

Japan's Windy Network Acquires Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Aug 25, 2022

Windy Network, a Japanese 3D survey company, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater remotely operated vehicle for its operations.The company plans to deploy the ROV on a wide range of missions, including academic research, marine archaeology…

Helix, Volstad Agree Long Term Charters for Construction Support Vessel Duo

Aug 23, 2022

Helix Robotics Solutions Limited, the U.K. Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, and the Norwegian shipowner Volstad Maritime have agreed on five-year charter extensions for both the Grand Canyon II and Grand Canyon III construction…

Oil Spill Response Limited to Use Saipem's FlatFish Drone

Aug 22, 2022

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) have signed an extension of their existing Services Agreement to include the provision of FlatFish, Saipem’s underwater drone for environmental monitoring and inspection of asset integrity…

Seabed Nodule Harvesting Firm Raises $30M

Aug 15, 2022

TMC, a company gearing up for commercial metallic nodule collection from the seabed, on Monday announced a committed PIPE financing which is expected to result in US$30.4 million of gross proceeds (approximately $30M net proceeds) through the issuance of approximately 38…

VideoRay Promotes Goldstein to COO

Aug 09, 2022

Underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology company VideoRay announced it has promoted Andy Goldstein to chief operating officer. He joined VideoRay in 2009 and most recently served as vice president, engineering and operations.Goldstein…

Nauticus Robotics Announces Contract with Shell

Aug 04, 2022

Houston-area marine technology company Nauticus Robotics said it has reached a deal with oil major Shell to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms…

Van Oord Books Eidesvik Offshore Vessel for Offshore Wind Trenching Support

Jul 19, 2022

Dutch marine services firm Van Oord has, via its offshore wind subsidiary Van Oord Offshore Wind,  awarded Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract for its Subsea Viking multi-purpose support vessel.The contract, of an undisclosed value, will start in the first quarter of 2023…

Kongsberg Reels In $44M in Hugin AUV Orders in Q2

Jul 13, 2022

Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division said Wednesday it had secured over NOK 450M (~$44 million) in contracts for HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) in the second quarter of 2022. 'The order income consists of…

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